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2000W Class D 1-Channel Monoblock Reference Series Amplifier

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MB Quart Reference RA2000.1

2000W Class D 1-Channel Monoblock Reference Series Amplifier

$169.99

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General Features:

  • Reference Series 1-Channel Monoblock Class D Car Amplifier
  • Peak Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 650 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 1300 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: 2000 watts x 1 chan.
  • FLUID-FETS MOSFET Circuit maximizing power efficiency while improving sound quality
  • 1 Ohm stable
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Variable BassEQ Boost (0 to +9 dB bass boost fixed at 45 Hz)
  • Built-in system diagnostics
  • Mono channel operation
  • Preamp RCA outputs to daisy chain multiple amps
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • Heavy duty Black Onyx aluminum alloy heat-sink with illuminated MB Quart design
  • Variable high-pass filter (10-1,200 Hz)
  • Variable low-pass filter (30-150 Hz)
  • 1/0 gauge power and ground wiring is required for installation. Contact us for information regarding a discount on select amplifier kits from our website when purchased together with this amplifier.
  • Dimensions: 8-5/16"W x 20-1/2"D x 2-3/8"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Power Specifications - Subwoofer Channel

RMS Power @ 4 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 4 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
650 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 2 ohms
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 2 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
1300 watts x 1 channels
RMS Power @ 1 ohm
The RMS power rating is the measure of continuous power that an amplifier can output, or a speaker can handle. It is the most accurate depiction of real, continuous power that the industry has so far. If the final impedance of your speaker(s) or subwoofer(s) equals 1 ohms, this is how much power this amplifier will supply at that ohm level. The higher the RMS wattage, the more clean and loud your music will sound. The 5th channel on these particular amplifiers are usually dedicated for driving subwoofers.
2000 watts x 1 channels

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Series
This designates the series of the amplifier. Many amps are available in a litany of different wattage and channel configurations, but maintain consistent features throughout the product line.
Reference (MB Quart)
Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

D
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
1 - Mono
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

2000 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
1/0 AWG
Minimum Impedance Unbridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is not bridged.
1 ohms
Minimum Impedance Bridged
The lowest impedance the amplifier will handle when it is bridged.
Not Bridgeable
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
1 pair
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-Pass (LP)
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
Yes
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Strappable
Some amplifiers can be "strapped" together in order to increase the output of a single audio channel. These amplifiers feature RCA preamp outputs, allowing you to pass the signal directly from one amp to the other to ensure consistency.
No
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.8
Features
4.2
Design
4.5
Usability
4.8
Marcus

Grand Rapuds , MI

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Good

February 23, 2014

Purchased it for a great deal and it came very quick. The amp has a very nice quality feel to it and has nice easy to access controls. Can't say much about actual output, but I have it connected to two NVX VCW15 and the sound is awesome.

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jdg

Minneapolis mn

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SQ amp

May 1, 2015

Running 2x JBL GTi MKii runs awesome, sounds perfect. Good tight bass amp handles both of the flawless.

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smurf

Atlanta, GA

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great quality amp

May 29, 2015

I love this amp very stron and clean power. I have it powering 2 12inch Alpine type Rs.... it really has them working. Amp barely gets hot. I run it 1/4 power reg. Best bang for the bucc..

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fly

Los Angeles, CA

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Very solid amp

April 17, 2015

I love this amp. It has ample power and is a steal at $200. Only concern is longevity, but I got the 3yr warranty for $30, which I think is well worth it. I highly recommend this amp. This amp is not strappable, so keep that in mind.

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Jaymz

Albuquerque, NM

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A very capable monoblock!!

August 1, 2015

Do not be fooled by the price tag of this amplifier. It is absolutely awesome!! I currently have it wired to a 1 ohm load to 4 Soundstream 10" Tarantulas and it shakes my truck to pieces. I will have it metered once the opportunity presents itself. I would guess it can do between 145-150 db. Additionally, it is very sleek in it's design allowing for a very clean installation. My advise..get one ASAP!!!

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Jboogie

Louisiana

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A BAD B!!!!

June 7, 2015

A bad b this amp is a monster!!!! Buy buy buy!!!!! Run at 1 ohm for the best results. Trust me you won't be sorry.THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!!;;;;

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great great great amp! it pushed my American Bass XFL15 amazingly with the power it uses!
laken e on Nov 8, 2015
excellent specs, great name and great reviews. good price too
David N on Oct 22, 2015
best amp ever and the price was the best part
nieves D on Nov 3, 2015
great deal from a great brand
Francis B on May 21, 2015
I'm considering purchasing 2 PowerBass L series 12inch Dual 4ohm subs which are 400w Rms (single) and 800w max (single). Would this be the right amplifier for those 2 subs? I'm getting really confused searching around.
T B on Aug 19, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

We assume you are referring to the PowerBass L-1204D. (if it's not, please provide a proper model number, not a description.

http://www.powerbassusa.com/l-1204d-12-subwoofer

If so, then you seek an amplifier that is providing ~800w RMS @1ohm (subs wired in parallel) or @4ohms (subs wired in series/parallel). Taking a look at the MB Quart RA2000.1's specs, you'll see that the figures don't come very close. The amplifier will either underpower or overpower a bit more than we'd like. Neither MB Quart nor PowerBass have an amplifier that we can recommend, but the Rockford Fosgate R750-1D is a great example of what to look for. In this case "1 ohm: 750 watts x 1 chan." , which is comfortably close to the ~800w RMS that we're looking for (not to mention the fact that the amplifier is Underrated, so you WILL have proper overhead). This amp would require the drivers to be wired in Parallel to a 1ohm load: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbtAMBSJEq0
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How is this a monoblock amp if it has 2 positive and 2 negative outputs?
Jasiah C on Jan 20, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

It is still a Monoblock, because those are NOT "channels" , they are Outputs. Of which, are wired internally in Parallel. This is a Very common setup in 'Pro Style Monoblocks' , below are a few other examples. So, hypothetically, if you had Two Dual-4ohm subwoofers, individually wired in Parallel to a 2ohm load, you could give Each one its own Output, and the amp will then combine the two to a 1ohm Final Load. Please study this carefully, or seek a Professional Installation.

Rockford Fosgate R1200-1D
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=34764&picture_id=889818

NVX JAD1200.1
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/pictures_new.php?id=40252&picture_id=2341480

Kicker KX2400.1
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

RA2000.1

UPC

806576221029

Weight

14.50lbs

Internal SKU

ra20001

Internal Product ID

67869

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: MB Quart Reference RA2000.1